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By challenging election fraud, we have decided to deepen democracy – Peter Obi

Former governor of Anambra state and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in February 23, 2019 election, Mr. Peter Obi has said that by challenging the outcome of the election at the tribunal, the candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar and the PDP have chosen the most civilized manner to seek redress and grow the nation’s democracy.

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On our peculiar democracy

AS the 2019 elections draw near and we begin to take stock of how well we have fared these past four years, the feeling is that of deja vu. It all seem so familiar and draining for a public affairs commentator who has seen it all through the years. The same solution being applied to the same situation, the same language all through the years, same strategy, no change. How do we situate our position when all of our best are on sabbatical or on leave abroad?

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Knife fights as party democracy

THE knives are out in the political arena and they are being used quite liberally in the name of internal party  democracy and  primaries. They are all sorts; table and bread knives, blades, and quite often, concealed daggers. The preferred knife of the more sophisticated party leaders, is the stiletto, made quite famous by the Italian and American Mafia. Some of the party bigwigs, to explain their blood stained hands simply use the scalpel claiming to be carrying out surgical procedures.

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